The Bridge: October 24, 2016

Construct Tomorrow Hosts Career Exploration Day for SPPS students
On Oct. 12 and 13, Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) high school students received a hands-on introduction to construction jobs from painters, plumbers, electricians, and other professionals during the Construct Tomorrow Career Exploration Day at the Fort Snelling Base Camp. Construct Tomorrow is a collective of apprenticeship skills instructors, prime and sub-contractors, government representatives from labor and workforce development and youth educators. The Program seeks to expand career options for students and help prepare the emerging workforce to be successful.

Column: 'I See You, SPPS, and I Like What I See'

  • Words convey meaning. Some would say that words are the primary means for transmitting culture, a fundamentally human enterprise. Undergirding our personal and professional relationships, whether healthy or toxic, are the words we share with and about one another – adult-to-adult, adult-to-student, and student-to-student.

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  • Action items

    • Open Enrollment for benefits begins October 26
    • Attend the Health and Benefits Fair on Thursday, October 27
    • Request free dictionaries for your thrid grade students
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  • Department news

    • October is College Knowledge Month at SPPS
    • Dual credit conference is November 5 at Wilder Foundation
    • Reduce slips and falls by checking newly installed Ice Alert Signs
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  • Teacher grants

    • Upcoming grant deadlines
    • Request a meeting or presentation at your school
    • Give to the Max Day is November 17
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  • kudos

    • See Vang to receive 3M Innovative Economic Educator Award
    • Paul Nelson to receive Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Educator award
    • I am SPPS: Amanda Xiong, 2012 graduate from Johnson Senior High
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